The Belonging Place

The Belonging Place

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seems young Elspet Mary has known nothing but loss. First her mother died, then her father, leaving her in the care if her aunt and uncle. With them, she has moved from one lonely Scottish village to another, and now, just as she is beginning to feel at home, she is being torn away again, to move to rugged Upper Canada. What awaits her in the strange new land? What will become of her grandmother, left behind in Scotland, and her beloved cat? Will she finally find a place to call home, a place where she belongs? Told in Jean Little's inimitable voice, this moving coming-of-age story explores loss, loneliness and love-and the universal search for a place to belong.

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ISBN: 9780140386639
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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A great book about family, love-- and belonging. Touching.

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All her life, Elspet Mary seems to have known nothing but loss. First her mother died, then her father, leaving her with Aunt Ailsa and Uncle Will Gordon. And now, just when she is beginning to feel home in Glen Buchan, she is being torn away again. Uncle Will has already left to start clearing a farm to the New World, in Upper Canada. The rest of the family must follow soon.


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"A historical novel that is likely to seize the imagination of young readers."
~ The London Free Press


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